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30 per cent of Isle of Wight roads due for resurfacing in first seven years not completed

failing belgrave road jan 2020

Members of the Scrutiny Committee say that 30 percent of roads that should have been brought up to standard by April 2020 have not been. The IWC officer responsible says Island Roads will be given an extra four years

Monday, 17th February, 2020 12:12pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

Flood alert: Immediate action required for residences in Horringford, Langbridge and Alverstone

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An update to yesterday's flood alert, with immediate action required for those at Horringford, Langbridge and Alverstone on the Eastern Yar

Monday, 17th February, 2020 11:59am

By Sally Perry

Early Years: Poor pay, increasing workload and low status, say education union

preschool children

Peter Shreeve from the NEU says the challenges in early years are not surprising and mirror similar trends affecting education in general - poor pay, increasing workload and staff turnover

Monday, 17th February, 2020 11:47am

By Peter Shreeve

Isle of Wight Adult and Community Learning Service rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted

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The aim of the Adult and Community Learning Service is to encourage social, educational, economic and personal progression for individuals and families

Monday, 17th February, 2020 10:24am

By IW Council Press Office

A busy weekend for Island Roads dealing with flooding and tree removal

Tree down at Calthorpe Road near Ryde - island roads

Thanks go out to all at Island Roads who helped during Storm Dennis with flooding and tree removal

Monday, 17th February, 2020 10:17am

By Sally Perry

Flood alerts issued for the Isle of Wight as more rain expected

flood alert sign

Flooding is expected to affect land, gardens, cycle tracks and roads including Golf Links Road and Moreton Common Road, Sandown, as well as Gurnard Road Bridge, which will see water flowing deep and fast over the next few hours

Sunday, 16th February, 2020 5:46pm

By Sally Perry

‘Have a good time all of the time’: Lasting words from Nigel Bulloch that made a positive mark on so many Islanders’ lives

Nigel Bulloch

If you partied at Golden Hill Fort in the 1990s or have spent time in the Kids' Zone at the Island festivals you may have known Nigel Bulloch. He was involved with so many interesting things, including the cult satirical magazine, POW (Prisoner of Wight). All are welcome to a celebration of his life on Monday.

Saturday, 15th February, 2020 6:57pm

By Sally Perry

Part of the Middle Road to be proactively closed over weekend due to Storm Dennis

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There have been several serious incidents recently involving trees falling onto the highway at this location, so it will be closed from 9am Saturday as a precautionary measure

Friday, 14th February, 2020 6:12pm

By Claire Robertson with 2 readers' comments

Anglo-Saxon Treasures return to the Isle of Wight after 150 years

Carisbrooke Castle Museum

Carisbrooke Castle Museum sits within the walls of the Castle but is completely independent of English Heritage, being run instead by Island Trust. This new exhibition sees Anglo-Saxon treasures return to the Island after 150 years away

Friday, 14th February, 2020 1:06pm

By Feature Writer with one comment

2,500 mile motorbike trip from the Isle of Wight to Gibraltar Rock and back: All for charity

Retired Inspector, Kate Fowles and Response and Patrol PC, Adam Hinkley

The pair will set off for their epic journey in May, all in order to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) and the Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust

Friday, 14th February, 2020 12:18pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Science teacher admitted making 8,000+ indecent images and 550+ videos of children

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The school say there was no reason to suspect him and that they have robust safeguarding procedures in place

Friday, 14th February, 2020 8:40am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Large turnout for Environment Agency’s flood exhibition

Residents attend the Environment Agency consultation

Cllr Karl Love reports back from the Environment Agency's flood planning consultation and exhibition

Friday, 14th February, 2020 8:03am

By Karl Love